Q.Should a newly-planted jacaranda be put in a gopher basket?
We live in an area w/ heavy gopher & mole issues. When I had some jacaranda’s planted a few months ago the tree guy wrapped them in “gopher basket” wiring. They’re not thriving. I’m guessing this is because they need even more water than they’ve been getting but I’m also wondering about whether the gopher baskets were a bad idea. Any thoughts? I’m very ignorant about everything garden-related. Thanks.
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Depending on the type of metal that you used, you could be poisoning your trees. I don't recommend this for a tree that will get large. I recommend other methods for control.
This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/eliminate-gophers.htm